Social Security Mismatch Letters: Action Items for Employers

An employer receives a notification from the Social Security Administration that an employee’s name does not match his or her Social Security number in the employer’s records. What to do? In this podcast, Jorge Lopez, chair of Littler's Global Mobility and Immigration Practice Group, and Hector Galeano, senior attorney in the practice group, discuss the latest round of SSA mismatch letters and what steps employers can take after receiving such a notice. Topics include how the matter should be treated (i.e., a payroll versus immigration issue), typical reasons for a discrepancy, and when and how immigration status might play into an employer’s duty to respond.

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